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PM06544: LDAP MULTIPLE-VALUED ATTRIBUTE CASE-SENSITIVE UPDATE FAILURE.

Fixes are available

7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for AIX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for HP-UX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for IBM i
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Linux
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Solaris
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Windows
7.0.0.13: Java SDK 1.6 SR8FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.35: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for AIX
7.0.0.15: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for HP-UX
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for IBM i
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Linux
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Solaris
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Windows
6.1.0.37: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.17: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 17
7.0.0.17: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
6.1.0.47: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fix Pack 47
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
6.1.0.39: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP4 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.41: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP5 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.43: Java SDK 1.5 SR13 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.45: Java SDK 1.5 SR14 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.47: Java SDK 1.5 SR16 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.19: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.23: Java SDK 1.6 SR10 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • An attribute in LDAP, such as givenName, is defined as a
    multi-valued attirbute.
    An attribute in virtual member manager (VMM), such as
    givenName, is defined as a multi-valued attribute.
    The VMM attribute is mapped to the LDAP attribute.
    
    When attempting to update the attribute in LDAP by changing case
    sensitivity of the value (for example 'Bob' to 'bob',) VMM
    distinguishes these as two separate values, and attempts to
    add the second 'bob' value to LDAP.  LDAP throws an
    AttributeInUseException error message, indicating the values
    are the same, and will not permit duplicate values for
    givenName.
    
    This fix updates the VMM behavior to replace the value in LDAP
    in such cases, rather than adding a second duplicate value.
    The end result should yield a single lowercase 'bob'
    value stored in LDAP.
    
    - This does not occur with single-valued attributes, only
    multi-valued attributes.
    - This applies to all multi-valued attributes VMM has mapped to
    LDAP, (not only the givenName attribute).
    - This applies to attributes stored in LDAP only and not to
    attributes stored in a property extension database.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V6.1 and V7.0                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: An LDAP multiple-valued attribute has   *
    *                      a case-sensitive update failure         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    An attribute in LDAP, such as givenName, is defined as a
    multi-valued attribute.
    An attribute in Virtual Member Manager (VMM), such as
    givenName, is defined as a multi-valued attribute.
    The VMM attribute is mapped to the LDAP attribute.
    
    When attempting to update the attribute in LDAP by changing case
    sensitivity of the value, for example 'Bob' to 'bob', VMM
    distinguishes these as two separate values, and attempts to add
    the second 'bob' value to LDAP.  LDAP throws
    an AttributeInUseException error message, indicating the
    values are the same, and will not permit duplicate values
    for givenName.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem has been fixed.
    
    This fix updates the VMM behavior to replace the value in LDAP
    in such cases, rather than adding a second duplicate value.
    The end result should yield a single lowercase 'bob'
    value stored in LDAP.
    
    - This does not occur with single-valued attributes, only
    multi-valued attributes.
    - This applies to all multi-valued attributes VMM has mapped to
    LDAP, (not only the givenName attribute).
    - This applies to attributes stored in LDAP only and not to
    attributes stored in a property extension database.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 6.1.0.35 and 7.0.0.13.  Please refer to the
    Recommended Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM06544

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    61A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-02-02

  • Closed date

    2010-06-23

  • Last modified date

    2010-08-06

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61I PSY

       UP

  • R61P PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R61Z PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 6.1

Reference #: PM06544

Modified date: 06 August 2010